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Chevy Chase

  •   State: 
    Montgomery County
    Chevy Chase
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    38°58′16″N 77°04′35″W
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    Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
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    Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States

  •   Population: 
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    5,885 residents per square mile of area
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The name Chevy Chase is derived from Cheivy Chace, the name of the land patented to Colonel Joseph Belt from Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore, on July 10, 1725. It has historic associations with a 1388 chevauchée, a French word describing a border raid, fought by Lord Percy of England and Earl Douglas of Scotland over hunting grounds, or a "chace", in the Cheviot Hills of Northumberland and Otterburn. In the 1880s, Senator Francis G. Newlands of Nevada and his partners began acquiring farmland in this unincorporated area of Maryland and just inside the District of Columbia, for the purpose of developing a residential streetcar suburb for Washington, D.C. The Chevy Chase Land Company took steps to ensure that residents of its new suburbs would be wealthy and white; for example, "requiring, in the deed to the land, that only a single-family detached house costing a large amount of money could be constructed" The name was changed to Chevy Chase Junior College in 1927, turning it into the Chevy Chase Conference Center for Young People. In 1951, Chevy Chase College and Seminary for Young people was founded. The name has since been changed to the National College of Chevy Chase, a private, non-profit college. It is located in Chevy Chase (CDP), Maryland, on the northwest border of Washington, DC, and Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. Several settlements in the same area of Montgomery County and one neighborhood of Washington include Chevy Chase in their names. These villages, the town, and the CDP share a common history and together form a larger community colloquially called Chevy Chase.


Chevy Chase is the primary city name, but also Bethesda, Chevy Chase Village, Chevy Chs Vlg, Martins Add, Martins Additions, N Chevy Chase, North Chevy Chase are acceptable city names or spellings, Somerset on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. Chevy Chase is an unincorporated area of Maryland and just inside the District of Columbia. In the 1880s, Senator Francis G. Newlands of Nevada and his partners began acquiring farmland for the purpose of developing a residential streetcar suburb for Washington, D.C. The Chevy Chase Land Company took steps to ensure that residents of its new suburbs would be wealthy and white. In 1906, the company blocked a proposed subdivision called Belmont after they learned its Black developers aimed to sell house lots to other African Americans. By World War II, such restrictive language had largely disappeared from real estate transactions, and all were voided by the 1948 Supreme Court decision in Shelley v. Kraemer. The National 4-H Club Foundation sold the center in 2021 for $40 million; as of 2022, it is to be replaced by a senior living development. The company banned commerce from the residential neighborhoods.Leon E. Dessez was Chevy Chase's first resident. He and Lindley Johnson of Philadelphia designed the first four houses in the area. In 1892, Newlands and other members of the Metropolitan Club of Washington,D.C., founded a hunt club called Chevy Chase Hunt, which would later become Chevy Chase Club. The club introduced a six-hole golf course to its members in 1895, and purchased the 9.36-acre Bradley Farm tract in 1897. Some restrictive covenants were added to Chevy Chase real estate deeds. Some prohibited both the sale or rental of homes to "a Negro or one of the African race" Others prohibited sales or rentals to "any persons of the Semetic [sic] race".


In addition to the Maryland villages listed above, the U.S. Postal Service uses Chevy Chase for some postal addresses. These addresses lie in Somerset, the Village of Friendship Heights, and the Rock Creek Forest area, east of Jones Mill Road and west of Grubb Road. Chevy Chase is located in Maryland, near Washington, D.C. and in the District of Columbia. It is one of the most densely populated towns in the United States, with a population of more than 1.2 million. It has been the site of several World War II battles, including the Battle of Gettysburg in 1945 and the Second World War Battle of Vincennes. It was also the location of the first American Civil War battle, which took place in 1854. The town is named after the town of Chevy Chase, which was founded in 1839. It's located on the banks of the Rappahannock River, which runs through the state of Maryland. It also has its own post office, which opened in 1858. The name "Chevy Chase" is still used to refer to the town's main street, which is called the "Main Street" The town's name is derived from the word "chevy" or "chase," which means "town" in English and "chauvin" in French. The word "Chase" is also used to describe the area around the village of Somerset, Maryland, where the village is located. The village is also known as "Somerset" and "Friendship Heights".


Chevy Chase is served by the Montgomery County Public Schools. Residents of Chevy Chase are zoned to either Chevy Chase or North Chevy Chase Elementary School. Private schools in Chevy Chase include Concord Hill School, Oneness-Family School, and Blessed Sacrament School. The town is home to the U.S. Open, the World Series, and the Olympics. It is also the site of the Winter Olympics and the Winter Paralympic Games, which are held in the spring and summer of each year. It also hosts the Winter Games and the Paralympics in the summer of 2014 and 2015. It was the first city in the United States to host the Winter Olympic Games in 1998. The Winter Games were held in 1998 and 2000. The first Winter Olympics were in 1998, and were the first Winter Games in the South of France. The games were held at the University of Maryland, College Park, which is located in the city's downtown area. They were also held in 2008 and 2010 at the Olympic Stadium in Glendale, California. The city also hosted the 2008 Winter Olympics, which was held in Atlanta. The Games were also the first to be held in South Africa, where they were held from July 28 to August 4. The last to be hosted in the region was in 2010. The event was held on the campus of the University of Montgomery and was the only one in the state of Maryland. The Olympics are scheduled to take place in 2014 and 2014 at the games in Washington.


In 2020, the Lord & Taylor and Neiman Marcus stores, both of which were located in D.C., closed. As of 2022, two department stores remain on the Maryland side: a freestanding Saks Fifth Avenue and a Bloomingdale's in Wisconsin Place. The stretch of Wisconsin Avenue in Friendship Heights and Chevy Chase contained the only concentration of traditional department stores at least partially in Washington. The D.D. portion of the stretch includes these shopping centers:Friendship Center, with big-box discount retailers Marshalls and DSW.Chevy Chase Metro Center, which includes a Michaels craft store and a Whole Foods Market. The Collection at Chevy Chase, an upscale center that includes a Tiffany & Co. location, is on the Md. side of the street. It also includes a Cost Plus World Market and Old Navy stores, whose Old Navy closed in 2020. The Friendship Heights shopping center includes a Marshalls, DSW and Michaels craft retailer. The Chevy Chase shopping center has a Tiffany and Co. store, as well as an upscale boutiques, and residential and office space. It is on Wisconsin Place, which also has a Whole foods Market, boutiques and residential space, and an upscale shopping center, which is on Chevy Chase Metro Centre, with a Tiffany&Co. location. The Maryland side is on Michigan Avenue, which has a Macy's, Bloomingdale’s, Saks and other stores. The Michigan Avenue shopping center also includes an upscale boutique, The Collection, and Whole Foods.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Maryland = 42.6. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 50. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 98. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Chevy Chase = 4.1 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 28,712 individuals with a median age of 43.6 age the population grows by 0.99% in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Maryland population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 5,885 residents per square mile of area. There are average 2.81 people per household in the 982 households with an average household income of $215,863 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.40% of the available work force and has dropped -2.42% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 29.76%. The number of physicians in Chevy Chase per 100,000 population = 563.6.


The annual rainfall in Chevy Chase = 43.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 21.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 115. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 200. 89 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 24.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 43, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Maryland which are owned by the occupant = 90.49%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 69.9 years with median home cost = $901,490 and home appreciation of -5.93%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $12.02 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $8,183 per student. There are 14.9 students for each teacher in the school, 340 students for each Librarian and 308 students for each Counselor. 1.67% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 25.84% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 62.40% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Chevy Chase's population in Montgomery County, Maryland of 22,892 residents in 1900 has increased 1,25-fold to 28,712 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 53.38% female residents and 46.62% male residents live in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Maryland.

    As of 2020 in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Maryland are married and the remaining 27.63% are single population.

  • 32.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Chevy Chase require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    58.69% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.47% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 19.39% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 9.17% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Maryland, 90.49% are owner-occupied homes, another 4.75% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.75% are vacant.

  • The 51.23% of the population in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Maryland who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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